Monday, July 25, 2011

Handmade Gift Exchange Gifts!

Ok, so today I got my handmade gift exchange gift in the mail.  It came all the way from Amy in Australia and ended up getting mailed without postage the first time…I tried to be patient! 
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Amy made me a lovely pillow cover that she pieced in a windmill design!  And I just happened to have a 16 inch pillow form in the craft room waiting for such a cover!
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Even if I had tried to make a pillow for this spot, I don’t think I would have gotten as close a match as Amy did!  It matches the knitted pineapple throw my mom gave me for my graduation from nursing school, it goes great with the blue seat of the Mission oak rocker, it even picks up the yellow of the wicker table beside it! 
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How cute is this!
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She also made me a couple of fancy giant paper clips, such cute fabrics!
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And these two sweet rose cameo pins….they are so cute, I can see wearing them with lots of different outfits!
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I also got some chocolate from down under too, but it was hard to tell what kind of form it had been in before, because it was 100+ degrees the day the package arrived, so the chocolate was liquid!  I stuck it in the freezer though for a snack later!  Cute little koala on the package!  I love anything Cadbury!
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So I am loving my package from Australia…everything was thoughtful and lovely!
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I sent Amy a cupcake pincushion, three potholders (who can’t use those) and a flower pin. 
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Thanks again Linda for hosting the Handmade Gift Exchange!  It is always so much fun!
Ellen

4 comments:

Amy said...

So glad it arrived safe and sound! Even if the chocolates where a little melted... I only thought about that after I sealed the envelope for the second time... oops!

My kids adore my pincushion just as much as I do. I have had to put it up very high as they love playing with it.

Handprint said...

hi dear ur post is good
handmade gifts

Anonymous said...

Such sweet stuff! Love your blog. Just fyi, your pineapple piece is crochet, not knit. My mother and grandmother made tons of things from this pattern - tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, etc. I only have a few left.

Ramirezyjvr said...

Such sweet stuff! Love your blog. Just fyi, your pineapple piece is crochet, not knit. My mother and grandmother made tons of things from this pattern - tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, etc. I only have a few left.